IDEAL RENOVATOR WITH BIG SHED
31 Reidy Drive
SPENCER PARK, WA 6330
Here’s a terrific opportunity to acquire an affordable property to renovate – and a huge shed to do the work in.
The home is sound and livable, so you could do the basics and beautify it as you go. Or you could opt for a complete renovation before moving in, and as the exterior work has been done, you’d be off to a good start.
Either way, this is a very realistically priced property, which would make a perfect starter home for an astute family prepared to roll up their sleeves and add real value with every task. It’s also an ideal project for an investor with an eye on a sound property for renting out or selling on.
A recent exterior facelift has given the home a clean, smart appearance from the street. The roof has been resealed, the back of the house has been repainted and the front has been clad in Formplex weatherboard.
New carpets and decor inside would instantly transform this into a comfortable, welcoming home, though a new kitchen and bathroom would make the biggest impact – even a budget renovation of these rooms would pay dividends.
Occupying a block of 730sqm, which is mostly lawn with bottlebrush trees at the front, the home is directly opposite Spencer Park Primary School and within a stone’s throw of the shops, a medical centre and the hospital.
It comprises a lounge, kitchen, laundry with separate toilet, bathroom with shower and basin, and three bedrooms – two doubles and one good-sized single or small double.
Insulation is fitted in the high ceilings, which are a feature of this 1960s-built home, and a corner window and a tile fire in the lounge make this a pleasant, cosy room.
The near-new shed is a star feature. As well as being a dream for hobbyists, it also provides the potential to generate extra income for anyone who works with timber, machinery or vehicles.
It is 12m long and 9m wide, with three high-clearance sliding doors, a concrete floor, several power points, a gable roof with clear panels to let in natural light, four windows, and a workbench running almost the entire length at the back. It’s a versatile shed offering many options for work or storage.
Also in the enclosed back garden, reached via double gates at the side, there’s a car port for parking the boat or trailer, an open storage shed or woodshed, and a rainwater tank.
This property offers so much for so little. An interior renovation could transform this into a comfortable home at reasonable cost and the lot could come in around $300,000 – a remarkable achievement for a comfortable home with so many other benefits, and in a great family suburb.
What you need to know:
– 1960s home on 730sqm block
– Fresh exterior paintwork and new cladding at front
– Resealed tile roof
– Tile fire and corner window in lounge
– Two double bedrooms and one good-sized single
– 12m x 9m gable-roofed shed with three high-clearance doors
– Power and long workbench in shed
– Carport at rear for trailer or dinghy
– Open storage shed or woodshed
Property Type: Residential Homes
Land Size: 730 m²
Open Fireplace: 1